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MSU General Elections, 1668

Postby Janus Eadric » Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:23 am

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The incapacitation of Prince Janus took the Union by surprise.

The Government of Ernesto de la Cruz, in coalition with the Free Juice and Bagels Party, saw the retirement of the architect of the coalition, Marco Lungo, during the Regency. Led by Emperor Nathan II, the Regency appointed Frédéric Gabriel Kayewla Bastianus as his replacement.

Leading the newly founded Liberty and Freedom Congress, Bastianus advocates a more populist approach to governance that caused conflict inside the Government.

Confident of his popularity and determined to earn a Government supported by a strong UDM majority, the Lord High Steward resigned and asked the Prince to call for new elections.

[Last Election's Results]
Janus Eadric wrote:
1665 General Election Results

Out of 404 seats, 203 needed for majority.


Union Democratic Movement: 142 seats - 40.57% (14,546,509)
Free Juice and Bagels Party: 82 seats - 21.77% (7,807,036)
Alexandrian Party: 54 seats - 19.52% (6,999,512)
Nationalist & Humanist Party: 28 seats - 6.73% (2,413,973)
The People's Party: 25 seats - 5.91% (2,118,751)
MSU Libertarians: 24 seats - 5.50% (1,971,423)

TOTAL VOTES CAST: 35,857,204 (75% Turnout)


ELECTION PROCESS

All 404 seats of the Chamber of Deputies are up for election. As your Prince, I will be simulating the election and its results.

All recent events and news in Natopia and in the Most Serene Union shall be used in the election to provide a poll that will give you an idea of where the parties are starting the election.

All election-related events, speeches, and posts shall be made in one common thread (which is this one!), where they will be judged/graded by me as to how they affect changes in the polls and public support from the last elections.

All political parties will begin their participation in the election by providing a platform, explaining the views, ideas, and policy proposals that the party and its leader intend to fight for and enact if they were to be trusted with a majority of the votes.

Political parties will be allowed to establish grand coalitions or common electoral agreements, as long as they are published and confirmed in the main election thread.

If a political party does not submit a platform nor participate in the election, its results shall be prescribed directly by me as if it had participated (no win).

This thread shall also be for general questions, clarification requests, and polling updates of the election.

ELECTION SCHEDULE (All dates/times are ET. If no time is provided, assume it will end on 11:59pm ET on the prescribed end day.)
- Second Session of the Chamber of Deputies ends. (Today - Jan/26/2019, 3 Tasneeber 1668.)
- Parties will have the next 13 days to submit their platforms, ads, speeches, and/or press releases in the common election thread and will serve as Round One of the election. (Jan/27/2019 - Feb/9/2019.)
- Results announced with analysis/news on the Morning Star Tribune. (Feb/10/2019.)
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Re: MSU General Elections, 1668

Postby Janus Eadric » Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:41 am

Current Political Outlook of the Most Serene Union of Demesnes




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Re: MSU General Elections, 1668

Postby Llyr Angus-Moonoak » Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:29 pm

Official endorsements for the MSU elections by prominent Klaasiyans:

Union Democratic Movement: Senator Umen Saryaan; Senator Flamela Ogan;

Free Juice and Bagels Party: Senator Herrey Daalrin; Senator Lily Inkwell; Head of the Development Authority Emily Saryaan;
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Re: MSU General Elections, 1668

Postby Janus Eadric » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:26 am

POLLING - Most Serene Union General Elections, 1668

Union Democratic Movement: 36.88%
Free Juice and Bagels Party: 23.86%
Alexandrian Party: 20.11%
Liberty and Freedom Congress: 13.03%
MSU Libertarians: 6.12%

* The Nationalist & Humanist Party and The People's Party have merged with a new political party, the Liberty and Freedom Congress.
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Re: MSU General Elections, 1668

Postby Marco Lungo » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:43 pm

The FJBP will:

Support the autonomy and cultural distinctiveness of the MSU.
Enhance the partnership between the MSU and Imperial government to be more equal
Support welfare for at-risk segments of the population
Support education and vocational training
Advocate a tax on billionaires to fund infrastructure projects
Support status quo of Narcotics enforcement
Support status quo of General crime enforcement (emphasis on rehabilitation rather than punishment for non-violent crimes, stronger support network for those released), Prostitution, Gun control, Gambling, and Orientation
Support abortion right for mothers' health and in cases of rape; expand rights for mothers' choice up to three months of pregnancy, and to abort a non-viable fetus at any week of pregnancy
Support status quo of Other categories of Law Enforcement; remove fines for Obscenities

FJBP has received endorsements from: Clara Waffel-Paine (chancellor), Marco Lungo (Sec Def), Christophos Eucalyptos (retired Chancellor), Eiiard Darkroot (President of the Flaventian congress)

(Emperor declined to endorse anyone as he is ex officio member of all parties according to law)
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Re: MSU General Elections, 1668

Postby Li Naomiai » Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:04 pm

Sources close to the Imperial Court's Secretary for Legal Affairs (popularly known as chief justice by the Natopian people) Li Naomiai, Duchess of Hoffenheim, say that she favours the FJBP. However, as a member of judicature, she will not make a public endorsement.

Valdemar Olavsen, Prime Minister of Normark, has, during his own election campaigns in Normark, urged voters in the MSU to vote for the Liberty and Freedom Congress, saying that the Congress shares much with the government agenda in Normark.
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Re: MSU General Elections, 1668

Postby House Meir » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:12 am

The Countess of Frenzyville, Lady Maria Meir, has endorsed the Union Democratic Movement:

This election, I will throw my support behind Ernesto de la Cruz and the Union Democratic Movement. If we want to build an inclusive and prosperous society, we need to continue the work my late Father started. When the Tapferite Supremacists tried to bully their way into power, fueled by hate and prejudice, my father stood strong and urged Prince Janus to ban them. And so he did.

I can't trust another party because I know that the UDM will fight for each of us. They will be good stewards of the prosperity we have built and fostered together. They will guarantee your rights and your liberties. As nations and societies around us collapse, we need strong and talented leadership at the helm, and talent will be all the more important if we are to be one of the cornerstones upon Our Beloved Natopian Nation is built upon, a shining Jewel in the Crown of Our Emperor.

I urge the voters to put their trust on the UDM and on Ernesto de la Cruz. Give the UDM a majority and we will build a better Union together.
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Re: MSU General Elections, 1668

Postby Ernesto de la Cruz » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:07 am

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My fellow Natopians,

There's greater honor than for a man or a woman to serve the country they love. Serving as Lord High Steward and leader of the His Serene Majesty's Government has truly been a privilege, one that I do not take lightly.

The job of Lord High Steward is said that requires a person of character, courage, and resilience. After having completed another term in Government at your service, I find myself knowing that the job demands all of those things, but even more so, demands a deep desire to do good. Good for all of the people of this great Union, so that all may partake in the prosperity, peace, and happiness that we share in our beloved Union.

I come to you today to ask for your support once more, to lead a Government in the name of the Prince, but most of all, a Government that understands that its ultimate goal is to do good. The late Chancellor Meir believed wholeheartedly that one must devote every ounce of energy and passion they have in service of their fellow man - it was him who founded the UDM and cultivated in all of us that desire.

We took his principles and that desire and put it to work. We built an economy designed to last. We unleashed a kind of prosperity that regions of our Union had not known for centuries. We opened our homes and our communities to millions of Alexandrian and Caputian refugees. We have built roads, bridges, houses, dams, railways, and canals. We opened markets to sell products and services made right here in the Union. We secured rights and liberties for us and for posterity. And we are proud of the record of success and achievement.

But that doesn't mean that our mission to do good ends.

There is still more we must do.

The UDM remains committed to a higher ideal - to build a strong Union of Demesnes that can serve as a cornerstone for a stronger, better, and radiant Natopian Empire. And that means getting our budget deficit under control and reducing the government's debts. That means securing more of our rights and liberties through preserving the rule of law. That also means targeting the worst and sluggish parts of this government and seeing what changes can be made to make it efficient, responsible, and a real asset to the taxpayers that fund it.

There is so much work to do still, and I want your support so we can keep working for you.

This election, please deposit your trust on us once more. Only the UDM has a record of proven progress and tested leadership.

Sincerely,
Ernesto de la Cruz


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  • Eliminate the budget deficit by the end of the current term through a combination of increasing sin taxes, reducing subsidies to private companies, identifying and eliminating waste and fraud in government spending, and cutting unnecessary or frivolous government spending by judging programs on their results and not their intentions;
  • Increase public funding of education and give teachers with a demonstrated track record of achievement higher pay;
  • Continue to support market-based environmental reforms to put the Union on a path to sustainable energy and step closer to zero emissions;
  • Reduce public ownership of corporations and firms through an open and transparent privatization process;
  • Protect the Most Serene Union, its territories, and its unique blend of cultures and languages in Lindstrom and in the Imperial bodies of governance;
  • Oppose any reforms that would make the Union a republic under the Emperor of Natopia and eliminate the Prince and the Union's monarchy;
  • Continue the policies that have shifted drug addiction from a criminal problem to a health problem, and increase the fees on licenses for drug-related establishments to help fund these programs;
  • Secure and protect the rights and liberties of the individual;
  • Bring back more powers and decision-making to the Union and nurture a good relationship between the Imperial and the Union Governments.
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Re: MSU General Elections, 1668

Postby Janus Eadric » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:33 am

The elections have closed.

The Electoral Commission will begin processing and counting the votes! Results will be provided tomorrow.
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